May 2011

Apple is Suing Amazon Over the Use of the Term "App Store"


 

Copyright infringement is a strange branch of the law and it never ceases to amaze me how large corporations (and some non-profits) try to take words from the dictionary and copyright them for their own use.

 

Apple recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon for using the term “app store” in its “app store.” This is not the first time that Apple has sued over the use of the term “app store”; a few months ago, Apple filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for the use of the same term. Other tech giants are fighting back and are attempting to prevent Apple from keeping the copyright trademark to both “app store” and “appstore” in Europe.

 

iTunes Store: FREE iPhone / iPad Games (May 18, 2011)

Diver Dave, Catcha Prince, Flying Hamster, My Brute, Circuloid for iPhone, Bastards, Epic Empires Premium, iRingtone Designer Pro, Super Crazy Wars, H

For a limited time, the iTunes Store is offerign a few more FREE games and apps for the iPhone, iPad, and itouch - including:

Bastards By Octavian Stirbei: Follow the infamous outlaw as he takes down the "Bastards" gang in an epic journey across the wild west.

Epic Empires Premium By Art In Software: Epic Empires is a turn-based strategy game created for iPhone/iPod Touch users.

Supermarket Mania® By G5 Entertainment: Supermarket Mania® is highly addictive casual time management game with millions of players on PC and other platforms. Running a grocery store can be a lot of fun!

Diver Dave By plazz entertainment: Explore the sea ground - Diver Dave provides a lot of fun and takes You to the limit!

Catcha Prince By drawmind gamestudio: Arrange the white & black magician hero in a place where many monsters come out.

Flying Hamster By Game Atelier: Take control of Newton, the Flying Hamster in this action-frenzy horizontal shooter!

My Brute By Bulkypix: My Brute is a crazy, off-the-wall game of combat that gives you the chance to challenge fighters from all over the world.

Circuloid for iPhone By Macoscope sp. z o.o.: Circuloid is a super-addictive brick-breaker game with a few twists and a circular aspect which adds a new dimension of challenge to the arkanoid genre.

iRingtone Designer Pro - Create unlimited ringtones with special effects and beats By GameStruct, Inc: Turn your voice or your favorite singer's voice into Chipmunk, Baby or whatever you desired!!!

Spartan Athletics By SpartanApps: Spartan Athletics now includes ALL 10 EVENTS of an Olympic Decathlon

Super Crazy Wars By Triniti Interactive Limited: YOU'VE been sucked INTO the GAME WORLD... NOW GRAB one of 25 AWESOME WEAPONS, UPGRADE your STATS, and FIGHT to ESCAPE!

Hungry MonstR By Blowfish Studios Pty Ltd: Test your reaction time and keep your wits about you! It's not easy keeping calm with a horde of MonstRs rushing for your ice creams!